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Role Details:

Reporting to the Senior: Geology Assistant, predominately your role will be assisting the geological team to facilitate optimum production in the core yard operations for both surface and underground drilling programs. Additionally, there are some field based tasks during drill program downtime. 


As an employee at Gold Fields, we expect all levels of employees to act in a manner that seeks to align and enhance the values, safety culture and performance of Gold Fields with the purpose of creating enduring value beyond mining.

This role will be offered on a permanent basis to a residential candidate based in Kambalda or Kalgoorlie (or surrounds) on an 8 days on 6 days off roster.

Benefits include:

  • 6% Site Allowance

  • Private Health Insurance Allowance

  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme

  • Increased annual leave entitlements

  • Employee Assistance Program


A day in the life:

  • Shift starts at 6am

  • Complete breathalyzer

  • Attend pre-start meeting – talk about safety, general overview of works happening

  • Senior Geology Assistant gives out jobs for the day which could include:

    • Working in the core shed processing diamond drill core

    • Orientation

    • Meter Marking

    • RQD

    • Core Photography

    • Cutting/sampling

    • Ore Spotting

  • Following quality control protocols

  • Data entry using computer into Acquire and other software

  • Prepare samples to be dispatched to the assay laboratory

  • Working in a team of 8

  • Rehabilitation of drill sites (pending drill programs) and field work as required

  • Meal and rest breaks throughout the day

  • Shift ends at 5pm


Training and development for the role is offered on site and the role is mostly manual labour type work working in the core shed.


About you:

  • You will hold a valid manual driver’s licence

  • Ideally you will hold a forklift ticket or be willing to obtain

  • Possess a Senior First Aid Certificate is desirable

  • Like to work competently in an outdoor role in remote environments during drill program downtime


Applications can be submitted via: https://careers.goldfields.com/Australia


Gold Fields is committed to achieving an inclusive workforce.  We recognise that the diverse talent of our people will ultimately determine our growth, performance and success. We strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.